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Crimson Tide gets hot at the right time

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Everett girls’ basketball team wins two straight to climb closer to postseason berth

  The Everett High School girls’ basketball team (7-6 in the Greater Boston League, 7-7 overall) is getting hot at the right time. The Crimson Tide girls won two games last week: against host Malden on Jan. 24, 46-39, and then two nights later they took down Chelsea at home, 58-32. With six regular season games left, they are on a good pace to secure a postseason berth, with 10 wins being the magic number to get the job done.

  Coach Riley Dunn said that the Malden game was a battle from start to finish, and Japhnie Pierre was the team’s player of the game. She ended up with 16 points and 11 rebounds to pace the offensive attack. Malaica Guillaume chipped in with nine points, while pulling down 13 rebounds.

  “We made some big-time clutch free throws down the stretch to put us over the top,” said coach Dunn. “As a team, we shot 72% from the line. It was certainly a team win, even the bench was full of energy from the start.”

  Against Chelsea, Kaesta Sandy was credited with 13 points and seven rebounds to help lead the way. Nehemie Joseph was all over the boards, coming up with eight big rebounds. Freshman Casey Martinez started her first varsity game and proceeded to drop in six points to secure the victory.

  The Everett girls began this week with a home game against non-league Lowell on Jan. 30, before they hit the road for Lynn Classical the next night. They then closed out the week versus visiting Lynn English on Feb. 2 (all after press deadline).

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